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Learn the tips & tricks to get you started with running efficient searches in PubMed
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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This guide is a self-paced tutorial detailing tips & tricks to get you started with running efficient searches in PubMed.

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Ready for more advanced literature search tips of PubMed & Beyond?  Go to the Super Searching guide.


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    Once you have completed this tutorial, you will be able to:


    1. Describe the contents of the PubMed system


    2. Use the Single Citation Matcher to quickly locate a citation


    3. Perform a basic author search


    4. Use Filters to narrow a search


    5. Use the Clinical Queries feature to search for clinical research


    6. Use the Display option


    7. Print and download citations


    8. Create a MyNCBI account and use it to save searches, articles, and update yourself


    Continue this tutorial by going to the "PubMed Contents" tab at the top of this page.

    From the UCSF Library webpages, access PubMed via the PubMed@UCSF link at the upper right of the page.


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